Direct to Destination (DTD)

We successfully implemented Direct to Destination (DTD) with Harvard University - which allowed newly purchased materials to be cataloged, physically processed and shipped to their final destination. DTD brought significant savings to Harvard, by eliminating more than 50% of the processing and handling steps required previously upon receipt of materials and allowed materials to reach the shelf up to 4 weeks faster. 


  • Destination can be determined by vendor classification, client purchasing account code or other client criteria
  • Non-circulating reference materials identified for unique processing and shipment
  • Books segregated according to destination
  • Physical processing can vary according to destination; other exceptions can also applied
  • Materials shipped directly to end destination (no repacking and reshipping required once materials reach the appropriate destination